Fine Art - Professional

Illusions, Visual Tricks and Contradictions

Lisa Powers
New Zealand

Nominee

"Illusions, Visual Tricks and Contradictions"
My "portrait" of the Last Empress of China, who died in prison and her remains were never found.

Biography: Born in France, but raised primarily in New York and California, Lisa Powers began her career as an art director in a boutique agency. Shortly thereafter, she started taking photographs for commercial assignments. Lisa is self-taught primarily by studying images of Man Ray, Lillian Bassman, Irving Penn and other greats. In 2005, Lisa relocated to Christchurch, New Zealand.

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